The National Security Agency (NSA) has appointed US cybersecurity official Rob Joyce as the new chief of the Cybersecurity Directorate. Joyce served as the NSA’s top representative in the UK since 2018, he is the successor of Anne Neuberger, who recently appointed Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology for the National Security Council (NSC). Neuberger was the director of the directorate since its creation in 2019.
Joyce also served as senior advisor to the NSA director on cybersecurity strategy.
Joyce has previously held other roles at the NSA, including chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), now Computer Network Operations, which is a cyber-warfare intelligence-gathering unit of the National Security Agency (NSA).
Rob Joyce also served as deputy director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD).
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